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August 14, 2015
Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Environmental Management (EM) Headquarters (HQ) Information Technology (IT) Services procurement.

August 13, 2015
Cyanobacteria cultures. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
BETO-Funded Algae Project at NREL Named a Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Awards

The R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D Magazine, recognize 100 of the most innovative technologies and services of the year across nine categories and are selected by an independent panel of more than 70 judges. In July, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) cyanobacterial bioethylene project was announced as a finalist in the mechanical devices/materials category for the 2015 awards. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

August 13, 2015
DOE Selects 16 Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies Projects for Funding

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 16 projects to receive funding through NETL’s Carbon Capture Program. The program funds development and testing of transformational carbon dioxide (CO2) capture systems for new and existing coal-based power plants.

August 12, 2015
Latest Report Shows Cost of Going Solar has Dropped Significantly for 5 Years

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab today released the eighth installment of the Tracking the Sun report series, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The report shows that the installed price of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States continues to fall precipitously, especially in the last 5 years.

August 12, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

School district commits to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years, spanning more than three million square feet of building space.

August 11, 2015
DOE Selects Twelve Projects for Crosscutting Technology Research Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 12 projects to receive funding through its Crosscutting Research Program’s Transitional Technology Development to Enable Highly Efficient Power Systems with Carbon Management initiative.

August 10, 2015
In 2014, U.S. turbines in distributed applications reached a cumulative installed capacity of more than 906 megawatts, enough to power more than 168,000 average American homes. | Photo courtesy of Aegis Renewable Energy; Waitsfield, Vermont.
Energy Department Reports Highlight Trends of Growing U.S. Wind Energy Industry

Reports show wind energy industry continued impressive growth in 2014, solidifying America’s position as a global leader in wind energy.

August 7, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes American LNG Marketing LLC’s Application to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department authorizes American LNG Marketing LLC’s Application to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

August 6, 2015
Register for DOE Tribal Leader Forum on Oil and Gas by Aug. 7

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a forum for tribal leaders on Oil and Gas Technical Assistance Capabilities on Aug. 18 in Denver, Colorado.

August 6, 2015
Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic systems.